PORT AND LEMON SUPPORTS UK MARINE CONSERVATION VIA CHARITY PARTNERSHIP WITH SEA-CHANGERS
Titchfield based ‘Port and Lemon’ has become the latest business to form a partnership with the marine conservation charity, Sea-Changers. Sea-Changers supporters can now raise money every time they spend over £10 on the Port and Lemon website by simply using the code SEACHANGERS at the checkout. This action will save the customer 10% on their shopping basket total and Port and Lemon will generously donate 10% of the sale price to Sea- Changers.
Port & Lemon design home items, gifts and cards that have a quirky mix of nostalgia and wit that is inspire by the sea. Their range of contemporary home and gifts is bold, colourful and produced in the UK, and designed by Tracy Evans and Kate Cooke in their Hampshire studio.
The money will feed into Sea-Changers' grant fund which is distributed to UK based marine conservation projects. Sea-Changers is a charity with a simple mission: to give back to the sea. The charity is run by volunteers who develop bespoke partnerships with businesses that care about the marine environment, with the aim of raising money for a UK based marine conservation fund.
Sea-Changers distribute the donated money, in accordance with their funding policy, to a range of projects engaged in: direct marine clean up action, education and awareness- raising about marine conservation issues, species and habitat protection, and conservation research.
Many of the projects funded undertake grassroots community conservation work that simply would not take place without the Sea-Changers grant. Since being set up in 2011, Sea-Changers has awarded over 120 grants to projects right around the UK.
Some examples of the projects that received funds in 2018 are:
• Basking Shark Scotland who will be running a series of clean ups in the remote islands of Argyll transporting their volunteers via ribs and an inflatable dinghy.
• Shetland Amenity Trust who are using the funding to produce a film about the UK's successful voluntary litter pick which involves 20% of Shetland's population volunteering to clean its beaches and coastlines annually.
• Environment Plymouth will be running local workshops (Plastic Surgeries) on the dangers of plastic pollution and the alternatives available for local traders.
• Plastic Clever Salcombe's 'Kids Against Plastic' campaign, which will empower children to help make change in their community and reduce the 'big four' plastic polluters.
Rachel Lopata, Co-Founder of Sea-Changers said: "It's great to be working with Port and Lemon and to receive their fantastic support.
“We love their products so to know that shopping with them is also helping the UK's marine environment gives us a great reason to spend money this Christmas!"
Tracy Evans, Director at Port and Lemon said: “We’re delighted to be able to support such a worthy charity. So much of our work is inspired by our coastal surroundings so it is great to be able to contribute to the Sea-Changers mission”.
Port and Lemon is a creative partnership based in Titchfield, Hampshire, formed in 2012 by Tracy Evans, textile designer and Royal Navy veteran and Kate Cooke, textile designer and keen sailor.
They produce a range of quirky nautical designs using simple and bold imagery and cheeky strap lines which could be produced on a wide range of homeware and gifts.